Camp 2: Salvation
Romans 3:21-26 NASB
21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
- God’s Righteousness Received (v. 21-24)
- God’s Righteousness Displayed (v. 25-26)
- Read Romans 3:21-26. Why did Paul repeatedly use the word, “Righteousness”? Why is this a big deal?
- Why is sin such an important concept in understanding and appreciating the gospel? Why do we tend to feel more loved, acceptable and closer to God when we’ve been good versus bad? How does this expose the heart?
- What does the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross prove about God? (v. 25-26) Why is the cross central to Christianity?